After the release of a series of infectious memorable singles last year, still getting over the wonder that is ‘Unstoppable’, London band Lizzie and the Yes Men release the latest single ‘Walk Alone’ with plans to put out an EP of brand new songs on September 11th though NYC label 100M. A photograph titled ‘Angel Woman’ by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide and a long road trip through the American desert were the inspirations for ‘Walk Alone EP’. A record on which the band feels it has found its own sound, a sound that is never too far away from a dusty road, a bare landscape or a black and white cinema screen. ‘Walk Alone’ was recorded at Vatican Studios, London and produced by Tom McFall (R.E.M, Bloc Party, Weezer).
The first track to be taken off the EP is ‘Walk Alone’ released on August 11th, the single is more starts more minimal with just Lizzie’s voice and guitar refrain before bridges and choruses build and fall back to a edgy accented tribal drumming making you thankful for all those drum rudiments. but ultimately the sound drips of upcoming darkness, there’s something forlorn about an empty road that shoots through the heated dust. Lizzie filmed the video for the single was filmed in the Black Canyon in Arizona works simply and effectively.
‘Walk Alone’ is after all a powerful lament and as such hits the intended mark, as a signpost to the quintet’s new EP, anticipation remains intact, if coming to terms with the widening sound of Lizzie and the Yes Men, strap in, for what promises to be an interesting if not, entertaining journey. 7.8
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